I’m working out of Portland this week in prep for the BuzzRE PDX event tomorrow (which is gonna rock thanks to an awesome speaker lineup!)… and the talk of the M Office is Aaron Majors’ success (and enthusiasm) for the SEO work he’s been doing on his Portland Homes site.
And it all couldn’t have happened without Linsey Planeta putting a ridiculous amount of time and passion into the day. She rocks!
One of the things I most enjoyed about helping to organize BuzzRE was organizing the presentations… I had every speaker email me their presentation in advance so I could fit them into one solid presentation that didn’t feel like it was jumping around too much. I’m pretty darn proud of the final product and super-happy to share it with you via slideshare.
What a great day! It really is awesome to see so many folks get excited about implementing advanced strategies and websites. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out this page of advanced real estate websites.
It was so much fun that I started pushing the team to create a similar event in Southern California… and the team not only supported the idea, but everyone seems genuinely excited. Assuming you’re a SoCal agent, then the only details you need to know are that we’re going to have the event on April 29th (9am to noon), it will cost only $20 and you can reserve your spot here: http://buzzreoc.eventbrite.com/
But for those that need more, here’s the catch… I want to improve upon the Portland event! And here’s my four ideas for how we can do that:
Make sure we have even more great speakers!
We’re gonna have 8 formal presentations instead of 4… and a panel of 3 local agents who have successfully incorporated internet marketing in their business
Make sure the presentation part of the day is extremely focused
We’re going to do it all in 2 hours, meaning each speaker will be giving approximately 15 minutes forcing them to focus on the stuff they find most important
We’re going to create one “overall” presentation so that we don’t spend time flipping between laptops/presentations and someone (in this case: me) is in charge of making sure the presentations will have a logical flow
Make sure to include local agents who are actively generating substantial business from their internet marketing activities
So far, one local agent who has been rocking Facebook has agreed to be on the panel and I hope to announce the other two panelists in the next few days!
Make sure the event is memorable!
For this, we’re giving it a fun name: BuzzRE OC and…
We’re going to make sure it’s the most cost-effective educational event for every agent who attends.
So who’s involved?
Here’s the list of speakers as well as the tentative name of their presentations:
I’m convinced we can cover all of these super interesting topics in only 2 hours! This means that we can plan for a solid 45 minute panel conversation with local agnets are doing interesting internet marketing and be able to wrap the whole event up in less than 3 hours! As of right now, I have one panelist confirmed, one who has tentatively agreed and on the hunt for one more. The panelist situation: